Oil Changes for 2016 Kia Forte Koup

2016 Kia Forte Koup Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Kia Forte Koup? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2016 Kia Forte Koup Engine Oil

Need more info about 2016 Kia Forte Koup oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Your 2016 Forte Koup’s oil should be changed according to Kia’s recommended oil change intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Forte Koup in the above table. Outside of Kia-recommended oil change intervals, your Forte Koup may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Kia if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Kia Forte Koup. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Kia Forte Koup Need?

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right 2016 Kia Forte Koup motor oil: either synthetic or conventional. Kia has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2016 Kia Forte Koup vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, keep the engine cool, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. During an oil change, an auto technician will change your Forte Koup’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Kias

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your Forte Koup deserves the best. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Unlike traditional synthetic motor oils, the Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic line of motor oils with PurePlus® Technology is formulated from pure natural gas, which helps lead to better performance. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to survive the toughest working conditions, and is uniquely fortified to offer increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2016 Kia Forte Koup, refer to Kia's recommendations first.

Where to Go for 2016 Kia Forte Koup Oil Change

When the time for your Forte Koup’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Forte Koup’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2016 Kia Forte Koups. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Forte Koup today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2016 Kia Forte Koup Oil Change Questions

  • What can low oil do to my Kia Forte Koup engine? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil runs low, these components can grind against each other, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Kia Forte Koup engine failure. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • How hard is it to change Kia Forte Koup oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Kia Forte Koup exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Looks like it’s time for a professional to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Kia Forte Koup Oil Changed

Help your 2016 Forte Koup engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!